Student Voters, 1944

In early November 1944, Pierce County Auditor Joseph E. Ford had a voting machine placed at Stadium High School so students could become familiar with the voting process. The results of the student ballots were announced prior to the national election. Their major candidate choices included Franklin D. Roosevelt for President, and Monrad C. Wallgren…
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Costume Ball, 1934

The Tacoma Golf and Country Club's annual Costume Ball was held on October 31, 1934. Dressed in a period-inspired costume, Miss Ohlson was declared the winner of the costume contest. She is pictured here posing next to her prize, a live turkey. Happy Halloween!  goo.gl/pWPzT0…
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Eating Crow, 1965

"Eating crow" was never so true as in this October 20, 1965 studio set-up when a diner wearing a colorful bib appears to be ready to chow down on a very dead black crow. His pained look is due to the fact that the Minnesota Twins were proclaimed the 1965 American League champions, a fact…
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Tacoma Hotel Ruins, 1935

Ruins loom where the once majestic Tacoma Hotel stood after an October 17, 1935 fire ripped through the building leaving only charred remains. The modified Tudor structure built by the architectural firm headed up by Stanford White was a Tacoma landmark since its construction in 1884. Northwestern Dock Co. can be see through the gaping…
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Fall Genealogy Classes

Interested in genealogy but don’t know where to start? Are you feeling excited but slightly overwhelmed by the variety of genealogy websites, databases, and records available online? Tacoma Public Library can help! Join us at Main Branch for two free classes that will introduce you to the tools you need to start finding your roots…
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Tacoma Mall Thriftway, 1965

The Tacoma Mall Thriftway supermarket had its grand opening on October 13,1965. The store was decorated throughout with wooden panels and murals that, through color and design, imitated Pacific Northwest Indian art motifs without reproducing actual design elements from any particular tribe. In the Bakery Department, shelves offered a variety of freshly baked goods and…
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